*Kenny Ortega, the producer of Michael Jackson’s would-be tour “This Is It,” has been dropped as a defendant in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Katherine Jackson, reports TMZ.

Katherine claimed the veteran choreographer was part of AEG’s alleged plan to give Michael anything he needed in order for him to perform.

Katherine’s lawyer, Kevin Boyle, tells TMZ, “Based on recently discovered information, the Jackson family has determined that Mr. Ortega should not be a defendant,” adding, “The Jackson Family apologizes for any discomfort or inconvenience this may have caused Mr. Ortega.”